Lecture "Grottoes, shells and water in the residences of the European aristocracy of the late 16th - the end of the 19th century"
The Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts continues to acquaint citizens with bright foreign art historians and invites a museum guest to a lecture - Emmanuel Ducame.
Dr. Emmanuel Dukam is an honorary professor at the prestigious Ecole du Louvre, president of the Paris-St. Petersburg Association, an expert in the field of the history of architecture and decorative arts.
His lecture "Grottoes, shells and water in the residences of the European aristocracy of the late 16th - the end of the 19th century" is devoted to the history of small forms of park architecture, designed to relax in the cool shade. For the entertainment of guests and giving the air more freshness, in such grottoes or nymphs they arranged all sorts of “fountains-surprises”, lakes, cascades. Naturally associated with the idea of the underground and underwater kingdoms, water amusement halls were decorated with artificial rocks and shells, creating a quaint fantastic atmosphere. From the end of the 16th century, such structures become almost an obligatory element, the fashion for such “shelters” covers the whole of Europe: from France to Russia, from Italy to Germany.
Lecture in French with translation
The meeting is held by the head of the Department of Decorative and Applied Arts of Ekaterinburg museum of Fine Arts, Candidate in History of Arts Lyudmila Budrina
15 December 2018
Voyevodina str., 5
full price 250 rubles
reduced-fare tickets (pensioners, pupils) 100 rubles